The Daily Iowan

Records: Mason’s trip to Asia cost $130K

NICK HASSETT

October 5, 2012

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President Sally Mason’s recent trip to Asia July 1-9 cost the University of Iowa nearly $130,000 — approximately the same amount UI officials spend on international recruitment each year. But UI administrators maintain t...

Federal judge rules with UI in Mills lawsuit

DI STAFF

October 5, 2012

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A U.S. District Court judge ruled Wednesday that University of Iowa President Sally Mason did not violate the due-process rights of a former UI general counsel when she fired him in September 2008, according to online court documents. Judge...

Proposal for downtown Iowa City high rise includes full-time cinema

NATHANIEL OTJEN

October 5, 2012

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A proposed 20-story high rise containing a full-time cinema could be in Iowa City’s future. While officials associated with the project said they’re excited, some locals are worried the approval of another high rise...

UI study: Knee replacement surgeries more prevalent than ever

BRIANNA JETT

October 5, 2012

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The incision itself is quite simple — only 4 to 5 inches are needed to open a knee. But then the shaving begins. Slowly bone is scraped away, until the back of the kneecap, end of the thighbone, and top of the shinbone are...

Planned Parenthood Action Fund president touts women’s issues for election

STACEY MURRAY

October 5, 2012

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The economy. Job creation. Foreign policy. Deficit.  Where do the politicians begin? Cecile Richards wants them to start with women’s issues. Richards, the president of Planned Parenthood Action Fund, spoke in Iowa City...

Harvard professor at UI: Affirmative action necessary for colleges

BRENT GRIFFITHS

October 5, 2012

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The bubbles on the standardized test were filled in long ago, and the admissions applications sent filled the remaining item: the acceptance letter. The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Oct. 10 about how many of the...

Local business owners say annual OktoberFest aids revitalization of North Side

LAUREN COFFEY

October 5, 2012

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On a Friday night, the Iowa City downtown is bustling with throngs of people dining out, entering bars, and enjoying their weekend. An area many young people do not journey to as often is the North Side, which features such unique...

Sustainability author at the UI: "Cut your emissions, drive your savings"

ERIC CLARK

October 5, 2012

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Sustainability and energy efficiency loom large in today’s society. At least that’s what L. Hunter Lovins, president and founder of National Capital Solutions, said as she addressed both topics during her lecture and...

JC Supervisors discuss progress on Mehaffey Bridge project

DI STAFF

October 5, 2012

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The Johnson County Board of Supervisors met Thursday to discuss the building plans for the Mehaffey Bridge Project. The supervisors discussed two main options for the bridge, with the designs only varying slightly. The first...

Rhetoric department hosting live stream of Stewart, O’Reilly debate Saturday

DI STAFF

October 5, 2012

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The University of Iowa Rhetoric Department will host a viewing of “The Rumble in the Air-Conditioned Auditorium” on Saturday. The debate between Jon Stewart “The Daily Show” and Fox News Bill O’Reilly...

Woman attacks and strangles ex-boyfriend

DI STAFF

October 5, 2012

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A Coralville woman was accused Thursday of attacking her ex-boyfriend. According to a Coralville police complaint, Katherine Wells, 29, had lived with her now-ex-boyfriend, with whom she has had a child, for two years. She allegedly...

Man faces alcohol, drug charges after Ped Mall patrol encounter

DI STAFF

October 5, 2012

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A local man faces numerous charges after an encounter with police near the Pedestrian Mall Wednesday. A series of Iowa City police complaints said Eugene Harris, 46, address unknown, was charged after officers on foot patrol...